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Legally Correct Fairy Tales Hardcover – September 18, 1996

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Jack and Jill went down the hill - and are suing the pail manufacturer for pain and suffering. The mobster known as the Big Bad Wolf, nemesis of little pigs and grandmas everywhere, faces indictment under the RICO Act. Snow White, in violation of the kingdom's nondiscrimination laws, is given forty-five days to hire nonmale, non-Caucasian, nonvertically challenged employees. And guess who the Three Bears are taking to the cleaners for trespassing, damage to real property, and mental anguish... Way beyond the politically correct, this is the perfect book for these litigious times. From the Emperor's New Clothes to the Old Lady Who Lived in a Shoe... from Pinocchio to Humpty Dumpty ... from Hansel and Gretel to Beauty and the Beast ... the most beloved tales of childhood are told once again, not with the rhythms of the nursery, but in the precise language of the law, as depositions and briefs, summonses and summary judgments. The court finds Legally Correct Fairy Tales hilarious.
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing; First Edition edition (September 18, 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0446520756
  • ISBN-13: 978-0446520751
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.4 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #864,365 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Format: Hardcover
To begin with, I am a middle school teacher and I love fairy tales. When I bought the book, I was just going to use it for a few laughs. However, I have used it in my classroom as an example for my students to see society has taken the our legal system just made a mess with it. The stories are humorous. My favorite was the one about Hansel and Gretel. Several of my friends have recently purchased the book and they absolutely love it. So, if you are a lover of fairy tales and you want a little twist. I recommend that you purchase this book. It has provided me with hours of enjoyment.
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While in the middle of some very stressful times, I was searching for some humor to lighten my days. Oh, how I found it with this book!! The satire and "political correctness" in this book are absolutely hilarious. If you don't have a sense of humor or cannot be cynical, don't read it. If you love a funny twist on everyday things or can laugh at cynacism, get a copy fast! Be forewarned, however, it's hard to put down and short enough to read in one or two sittings. Make the time to read it, you won't be disappointed.
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This was a fun and quick read. I know legal terminology is necessary today as there is no other way to be so precise. However, this book tells how things would go if certain fairy tales were handled by a lawyer. I think the family of real lawyers that wrote it had to be laughing as they wrote it as much as I did reading it. It takes us to the brink of absurdity on things like Jack and Jill suing the company that made the pail causing them to fall down the hill. That is just a simple one...they get better. My husband asked to read it next. There will probably be several requests from other friends or relatives before it gets a rest. If this was a thick book it could become tedious. But this one was "Just Right". I would read a sequel though! A good and fun book to take with you if you know you will be waiting on something and you have just enough time to read a chapter or two.
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A great read and funny interpretation on how current legal attitudes would affect fairy tales...
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I collect fairy tale books and their spin-offs (elementary teacher) and have little to no knowledge of legalese - so that's where I'm starting from. This book consists of 14 chapters, one for each fairy tale. Each chapter runs from 4 to 12 pages, so don't worry that the legalese will dry it up so much that it's hard to get through. Most of the chapters are covered as court cases, but a couple are written as petitions, one is a summary judgement, and one is a deposition. The book is an enjoyable read, mostly because the idea for the book was clever to begin with, but there is humor mixed in with the book as well.
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This is a very funny book and I recommend it for up an coming students about to study law:
Now having said that, I have always been a bit of a rebel on the side of not being so politically correct; so for me it has been
another step to bring back to a world gone crazy on politically correctness some normality for all of us;
also a load of fun to read.buy it and read it, GO ON!
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By RCA on February 18, 2010
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The book intrigued me so I bought it. I started reading as soon as I got it and found myself laughing at the way the stories of those simple fairy tales were injected with legal terms and its presentation. All in all, its a good read even if you arent in the law profession. Clever, witty and funny! Kudos to the author of the book!
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